Medical malpractice and medical error, such as mistakes in anesthesia administration, doctor errors or even surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgery, may cause grave injury or even fatality to a patient. In many cases where medical malpractice has been alleged, the courts have often found that human errors had caused these grave injuries and adversities to patients and that these mistakes could not be termed as medical malpractice and negligence.
Many Cook County, Illinois, elderly people who are dealing with a disability spend years in nursing homes in order to get the medical care that they need. However, recent cases have shown that nursing homes can be places of neglect and abuse for such people. In some cases, the resident of the nursing home passes away due to abuse and neglect. The attorneys at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. have helped many victims in nursing homes to obtain the justice that they and their family members deserve.
In a previous post, we talked about the minimum auto insurance that Illinois requires of all vehicle owners, including the types of coverage that satisfy the state's insurance laws. We advised owners to shop around and find the best possible deal before buying.
For many Illinois residents, caring for older loved ones who have health problems that require around-the-clock care can become too much of a burden. For this reason, many senior citizens are relocated into assisted living facilities and nursing homes every day. Unfortunately, families do not always know whether the facilities are reputable and can offer the promised care without endangering their loved ones. One recent nursing home death in a downstate facility may be about to bring the issue some much-needed public attention.